No matter where you go, the mere mention of Barbie elicits a reaction. People are passionate, persuasive and just plain get personal about their Barbie story. How could a doll get so much air time? Barbie is more than a doll. She is a major part of pop culture. Several times, her Dream House and dreamy life have been a storyline for skits on NBC's “Saturday Night Live.”
Barbie has gone head-to-head with Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson– Hollywood’s hottest starlets– in People magazine’s “Who Wore It Best?” section. She’s also been a “Project Runway” challenge and even a commentary topic for Dan Rather on “CBS Evening News."
You know you’ve made it onto the cultural map when you’re a staple storyline on “Saturday Night Live.” Barbie has also been parodied by her fair share of TV commercials, primetime cartoons, late night talk shows and celebrity gossip magazines.
A celebrity in her own right, Barbie has inspired Tinseltown, with several A-list celebrities immortalized in Barbie doll’s sculpt and name. Supermodel Twiggy was the first celebrity to join Barbie® doll’s extended family in 1967. Since then the list has grown to include famous faces including Barbara Streisand, Heidi Klum, and Jennifer Lopez (shown here), just to name a few! Barbie® doll has also appeared as more than 80 famous movie characters from Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz to Katniss from the Hunger Games.
In 2014, Barbie® debuted a brand new anthem entitled “Anything is Possible” to empower girls to believe that anything is possible, with a version performed by music sensation Fifth Harmony
Many of today’s well known celebrities got their start in a Barbie® commercial including – Mila Kunas, Christina Applegate, and Maureen McCormick